Well they are a punk band after all…

The Story So Far lead singer Parker Cannon drop kicks woman off Toronto stage… many snowflakes decry the violence!

  • Tom Forsythe

    When I was a lad, if you weren’t drop-kicked by a band member at a punk show, you would get your nickel back!

    • Clausewitz

      From 79 till 82 our band was the house band for one of the more scuzzier venues in the Hammer. If you went to a Punk venue not expecting violence and anarchy you where an idiot. These days it’s positively tame compared to the old slam dancing days.

      • lolwut?

        Awesome times but I don’t miss taking a double capped steel toe boot to the shins before the booze kicked in though.

        • Clausewitz

          We ended up with chicken wire in front of the stage ala the Blues Brothers. That was mostly because we were going broke having to replace equipment all of the time.

      • Doug Kursk

        I run into Steve from the Head every once in a while..

    • canminuteman

      This looks like any old Saturday night at the old Holiday Tavern in Toronto.

      • Doug Kursk

        Heh heh…I have some of the framed photos from the 40’s from that joint..horses etc.

    • Doug Kursk

      Why, we used to dream of getting kicked off a stage, that’s half the fun!!

  • Allan

    Sounds like universally uplifting music that will last for hundreds of years yeah?

  • A hand held over a candle in angst fueled bravado
    A carbon trail scores a moist stretched palm
    Trapped in the indecision of another fine menu
    And you sit there and ask me to tell you the story so far
    This is the story so far

    Premium BCF membership with valet service and executive bathroom privileges for the first person to identify the band.

  • lolwut?

    Guess a lot has changed since my days in Toronto doing all nighters hopping around boozecans in and around Kensington market and crashing at Fort Goof if I was too screwed to get home. place was a freaking nightmare but decent people despite how it appears.


    • Doug Kursk

      Why do I get the idea that many of here have met in an earlier time in our lives? Lots of ex punks, mods, rockers, bikers here!!! I would love to hear the stories of how we all ended up to the right, centre right, when the scene was very left..

      • lolwut?

        I’m been on the right side of the scale pretty much since I was 11, I got an early dose of what third world immigration does to neighborhoods during my days in the Rexdale area of Etobicoke , Parkdale and “Black monday” every year on the last day of the CNE.

        The day after Christmas was always fun trying not to get the stuff you got stolen by the newly arrived Jamaican’s kids. Roving gangs of them stealing bikes and anything else that wasn’t nailed down was a common sight in the mid to late 70’s.

        All my old schools are gang central pretty much now.

        Most of the people I knew in Toronto were left on the outside but right on the inside, you basically kept it to yourself and just tried to get along.

        Groups like SHARP were just your typical white kids screaming about racism
        yet wouldn’t get caught dead in a black neighbourhood, let alone have black friends.

        Gavin Mcinnes has talked about stuff like that a few times.

  • Blind Druid

    In the early days with The Stooges, Iggy Pop would come out and snort snot and gob all over the audience. It was pure punk audio visual masturbation.

    • Doug Kursk

      Hard to believe that the punk scene in T.O. was kicked off by bands like the Stooges, Spiders, Slade or Mott the Hoople…throw in some 60’s garage rockers like the Ugly Ducklings and a touch of Eddy Cochrane or Carl Perkins and you have some idea what 1977-78 sounded like.

  • T.C.

    Hope she managed to hang on to her camera. Be a real drag if she didn’t get the recording.

  • Doug Kursk

    Friday and Saturday night was a long, drawn out drug fuelled boozy haze for most of my friends of the day…I would cash my paycheque at the bank ( remember that?) and head to the Parkdale Brewers Retail, head home and start drinking so that I’d be good and loaded by 9pm…head out to Larry’s or Crash and Burn or Spadina Hotel Room. I was probably army bound by ’84, but those years ’77-82 were a blast…never got into hardcore punk as the early stuff was more hard rock based, and you would see a lot of hair at shows back in the day.